|Jeremy Perez Ortiz is 1st baby|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Arriving a couple of weeks early led to the first baby of the year being born at Melissa Memorial Hospital (MMH) early in the morning Saturday, Jan. 9.
Luis and Dalia Perez welcomed a third son to their family as Jeremy Fernando Perez Ortiz was born at 12:48 a.m. He was 7 pounds, 5 ounces and 19.5 inches long.
Brothers welcoming him home are Juan M. Diaz III, age 7 and Luis E. Perez Ortiz, 2.
Grandparents include Jesus and Lupé Ortiz of Eads and Luis Perez and Lorena Garcia, both of Mexico.
Jeremy also has a great grandfather, José Perez of Mexico.
Dalia is employed at Golden Plains Motel in Holyoke.
First Babies 2005-2009
The first baby born at MMH each year for the past five years has come within the first 10 days of the month.
Those first babies included Christopher Matthew Hansen, Jan. 3, 2009, son of J.J. and Samantha Hansen; Angel Sebastian Gutierrez Cid, Jan. 10, 2008, son of Leonor Cid and Mario Gutierrez; Grace Kristine Hubbard, Jan. 9, 2007, daughter of Gabe and Jill Hubbard; Porche Brooklyn Wilson, Jan. 3, 2006, daughter of Janelle Buchanan and Jack Wilson; and Erin Paige Susan Andersen, Jan. 9, 2005, daughter of Billy and Katie Andersen.
Gifts presented to Perez family
Twenty-four businesses contributed gifts for Jeremy and his parents as part of the First Baby of 2010 contest.
Participants included Melissa Memorial Hospital, PC Telcom, Stage Cuts Salon, Computers Etc., GPRC/Peerless Theatre, Bank of Colorado, El Buen Sazón, Holyoke Ampride, Crazy Prices Store.
Regent Park and Carriage House, Veronica’s Full Service Hair Salon, First Pioneer National Bank, First Dragon Chinese Restaurant, Holyoke Community Federal Credit Union.
Bill’s TV, Pizza p.a.d., Holyoke General Store, Holyoke Cleaners, Inklings Book Store, KarDale’s, Flower Garden, Holyoke Marketplace, MV Equipment and Holyoke Enterprise.